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A Calvinist’s Trek to the most Evangelistic Gospel Tract


Dan Phillips of Team Pyro recently found himself in my kind of conundrum while looking for good and solid evangelistic gospel tracts….

Many tracts are overly simplistic; and yet, on the other hand, it defeats the purpose of a tract to hand someone the Collected Works of John Owen. Apart from being overly simplistic, most rub me the wrong way as a Bibley person, which is to say, a Calvinist. I know that good Calvinists folks disagree with me on this, but as I’ve explained a number of times, I don’t find it apostolically precedented or necessary to tell unbelievers “Jesus died for your sins.” The apostles evidently didn’t feel they had to say it, and neither do I. To me, as I’ve explained, assuring an unrepentant unbeliever that Jesus died for his sins is tantamount to saying “You’re saved and have nothing to worry about from God: He accepts and forgives you just as you are.”
So, having said that:
What tracts have you found useful?

Please explain how and why. Evaluation from a Biblical (and therefore) Calvinistic perspective would be terrific. Anecdotes would be terrific.
Links to where they can be bought would also be terrific.

There is a very good set of answers to Dan’s conundrum. See the answers.


5 responses to “A Calvinist’s Trek to the most Evangelistic Gospel Tract

  1. Craig Benno September 26, 2012 at 13:23

    Personally I find John Wesley was extremely effective in his preaching 😉

    • Acidri September 26, 2012 at 14:21

      I hear you. The onus is always upon us to present the gospel clearly that the hearer may be without excuse of having heard amiss. How about gospel tracts do you usually use any?

  2. daswrite September 27, 2012 at 08:16

    Your asking for Gospel tracts…. the gospel states that Jesus did die for sinners in a Calvinism standpoint died for the sins of thee elect yet u don’t wanna use that?? Confused…

  3. keith rose October 21, 2015 at 01:05

    We present Gospel tracts just on A4 paper black and white, with a brief introduction. Everyone can make their own, this is ours:
    Jesus is the Way & the Truth & the life!
    John 14:6: “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life………….”
    Is your faith based on God’s Bible?
    Romans 10:17: “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”
    For the sake of eternal life, you must believe what the Bible teaches!
    John 1:1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
    Genesis 1:26: “Then God said, let us make men in our image, according to our likeness…………………………”
    Only the God of the Bible is the true God, all other gods are false and are idols.
    Rev. 1:8: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End”, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
    John 8:24…… “if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
    Exodus 20:3: “You shall have no other gods before me.”
    You may come to Jesus and find salvation.
    Matthew 11:28: ” Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

    Keith & Diane Rose phone 95671576

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